Another Entrepreneurship Project of the  Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University


Agenda for the Day

Take a look at the schedule and speaker lineup for the 2017 WISE Symposium:

8:00 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast at SKY Armory

  • Registration inside SKY Armory
  • Breakfast bar, coffee and tea available on the business expo floor

9:00 a.m.   Welcome to WISE Symposium 2017

  • Women Changing the World, One Venture at a Time
  • Social media shoutout! Join the conversation at #WISE2017
  • Celebrating 10+ Years of the WISE Women’s Business Center
  • Ann Michel Award Presentation

9:15 a.m.   Morning plenary session

  • “Igniting Spirit and Intention” presented by Lisa Baker and Melissa O’Mara, The Leaders Co-Lab

10:00 a.m.   BREAK

10:15 a.m.   Morning breakout session one (choose one)

  • “Bigger Game Leadership” presented by Rick Tamlyn
  • “Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone” presented by Theresa VanderMeer, WORK+SHELTER

11:15 a.m.   BREAK

11:30 a.m.   Morning breakout session two (choose one)

  • “Dream, Believe, Pursue: Stories of Successful Women Entrepreneurs” moderated by Cynthia Hellen and featuring panelists Dr. Zina Berry (Berry Good Dental Care); Annie Dean (Werk); Heather Lane (Purity Ice Cream)
  • “Playing All Out from Within” presented by Helen Marie Fox, HMF Performance & Coaching

12:30 p.m.   Luncheon, Networking on the Expo Floor, WISE Latina Session

  • Lunch and networking on the business expo floor
  • Enjoy a fabulous menu created for WISE Symposium
  • WISE Latina session

2:00 p.m.   Keynote Presentation

  • “Breaking Barriers: Yours, Theirs, Ours” presented by Kathrine Switzer

3:00 p.m.   BREAK

3:15 p.m.   Afternoon breakout session (choose one)

  • “Sales Sharks & Rainmakers” moderated by Kathy Adams and featuring panelists Jackie Wilson (American Fashion Design); Ingrid Macher (Burn 20)
  • “Frugal Innovation” presented by Cynthia Hellen, SMPLCT Lab

4:00 p.m.   Award presentation

  • WISE Faces of Success; presented by iHeartMedia and Y94

4:15 p.m.   Closing session

  • “Believe in You, Believe in Your Business” presented by Isisara Bey

5:00 p.m.  Networking Reception and Expo

  • Network and reflect on an amazing day of inspiration and leadership lessons!
  • Enjoy a fabulous menu created for WISE Symposium

WISE Symposium is presented by: